For everyone who can’t forget where they were during the great llama chase of 2015 (probably at work, not working), on Friday morning the god of loose farm animals gifted us with another miracle. We’re talking goats, people. Like, a hundred of them-—on the loose in an otherwise sleepy West Boise neighborhood.
The magnificent scene was captured by ace reporter Joe Parris for Idaho’s KTVB local news. “They are going house to house eating everything in sight,” he tweeted, along with several stunning photos of the rampaging goats.
#Breaking – About 100 goats are on the loose right now in a #Boise neighborhood. They are going house to house eating everything in sight. Nobody has a clue where they came from…updates to follow pic.twitter.com/K0ghUwQEfk— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
According to KTVB, the herd of goats appeared around 7 a.m. on Friday morning, “snacking on lawns and flower bushes, and stripping the leaves from trees.”
It’s unclear who they belong to. We’re not near any pastures or farms. They’re all on one lawn. This is not a drill. pic.twitter.com/wRmWBysQCf— Ruth Brown (@RuthBrownNews) August 3, 2018
This is not a joke. There’s around 80 goats loose on Summerwind Drive in Boise. It’s a residential area. pic.twitter.com/SkUjfJDW1i— Ruth Brown (@RuthBrownNews) August 3, 2018
I’m not gonna lie, the baby goats are pretty dang cute pic.twitter.com/bQwWEgiKEG— Ruth Brown (@RuthBrownNews) August 3, 2018
Sadly, because everything good must eventually come to an end, the fun ended around an hour and a half later, when—and this is 100 percent not made up—a truck from a company literally called “We Rent Goats” came and corralled the herd. Apparently, the goats had been grazing nearby when they escaped and descended upon the neighborhood.
Party is over “kids”! Loose goats have been cornered and loaded back onto a truck owned by “We Rent Goats” pic.twitter.com/qWHrb7X7n6— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
The “new kids on the block” are now off the block! The final goats are now reluctantly going home. What a morning pic.twitter.com/Quyca6owdy— Joe Parris (@KTVBJoe) August 3, 2018
Before the goat madness ended, however, the internet watched in captivation as you can see from the jokes and comments on Twitter.
kickstarter to have one hundred goats run free in every neighborhood once a week— darth™ (@darth) August 3, 2018
LET 👏 THE 👏 GOATS 👏 DEVOUR 👏 OUR 👏 EXISTENCE— Gene Park (@GenePark) August 3, 2018
You know that somewhere in that Boise neighborhood, a Border Collie's family just left for work. Dog had just curled up on the couch for morning naps when it heard a noise outside. Gets up and shuffles to window as is its job. Sees 100 goats just roaming around. Passes out. https://t.co/dowGllYkJw— Natasha (@Toooshie) August 3, 2018
*presses intercom button*— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) August 3, 2018
“Release the goats.”
i regret to inform you all the goats are racist— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 3, 2018
And that concludes the great goatening of 2018, until some sheep find their way onto a freeway or something. We can only hope.